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We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana Bronze near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Allen Ray Dorsett, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
923 Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Allen Dorsett is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorsett include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorsett is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorsett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorsett attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
3351 Plainview Street; Suite A2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Pappolla is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pappolla include pain management. Dr. Pappolla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappolla has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5010 Crenshaw Road; Suite #130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Chris Fuke practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Fuke's areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Fuke is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Fuke is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuke attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5010 Crenshaw Road; Suite #130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jose Reyes works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.